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This Is How You Need To Watch 2015's New Netflix Shows

Your mileage may vary, but here's the order we recommend for binging Netflix's best year yet.

It was a banner year for Netflix, with an astonishing amount of brand new shows of all shapes, sizes and varieties for viewers to binge on. There was so much, in fact, that the chances are good that you (and me, frankly; see note below) simply couldn't get to every single one of the new offerings — whether that's because you were too busy dwelling in Hell's Kitchen alongside Matt Murdock and Jessica Jones, or because you were too in awe of Aziz Ansari mastering all, to notice anything else.

But with the year ending, and with some extended holiday time finally upon us, now's the perfect time to catch up on what you've missed — and here's how to prioritize them, in descending order.

  1. "W/ Bob and David"
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    You have a mission to accomplish before binging David Cross and Bob Odenkirk's comedy reunion, and that is to seek out the original run of "Mr. Show." Do not approach until you know what you're getting into.

  2. "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp"
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    Same story as "Bob and David," in that you really need to check out the original "Wet Hot" movie before hacking into "First Day of Camp." No rush, either; you can wait until June once school lets out and everyone gets back into the nostalgic camp spirit. Just make sure you save some time for this eight-episode prequel when the moment comes. You have not lived until you've experienced the Burp King of Westchester.

  3. "Narcos"
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    The worst thing you can say about Netflix's Pablo Escobar series is that sometimes, the subtitles appear and disappear way too fast. That's really it. Beyond that, it's a show that's constantly dancing on the edge of darkness, harrowing in its portrayal of the rise of drug culture in the 1970s and '80s, and sure to fill any "Breaking Bad"-sized holes in your viewing habits.

  4. "Bloodline"
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    If you're a "Friday Night Lights" fan who felt like the show needed a little more Season Two Landry in its Coach Eric Taylor, then "Bloodline" is for you. Kyle Chandler trips down a dangerous path as law enforcement officer John, second son of the Rayburn clan, but really, it's Ben Mendelsohn as eldest brother and black sheep Danny who makes the whole show worthwhile.

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    Once the theme song ear-worms its way into your brain, you won't let it out until you've finished watching the whole show. Like "Master," the Ellie Kemper comedy goes fast, and can be binged in an entire day. If its past release schedule is any indication, season two could drop as soon as March, so no better time than now to get ahead of the curve.

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    It's the Netflix conversation that's happening right now. Krysten Ritter's terrific turn as the titular detective belongs in the conversation of best Marvel Cinematic Universe protagonists, while David Tennant as Kilgrave more than earns his seat as one of the most loathsome villains in the Marvel catalogue. Its final few episodes are uneven, but what the show gets right will give you an incurable case of crush syndrome.

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    Even if we're all about "Jessica Jones" right now, the clock is ticking until Matt Murdock returns to Netflix. "Daredevil" season two can't be more than a few months away, so if you have not already locked horns with the Devil of Hell's Kitchen, it's time to see what everyone's raving about. (Spoiler: It's Kingpin. That's what everyone's raving about.) Besides, you'll want to watch "Daredevil" first in order to make sense of some of the "Jessica Jones" Easter eggs.

  8. Outside of "Jones," this is the hottest topic on Netflix right now, and arguably the most bingeable show on the menu. Aziz Ansari delivered an exceptionally honest and hilarious look at how he views the world, complete with a scene-stealing role for his fictional father, played by his real life father. It's emotional, it's hysterical, and best of all, it's quick; you can finish the whole ten-episode series in an easy weekend day, capped off with a nice pasta dinner.

NOTE: With apologies to "Sense8," "Grace and Frankie" and others, I have not been able to binge those shows yet, and therefore they're not on the list. Let us know in the comments where you think they should fall. But let it be known: I'm coming for you this Christmas, Wachowskis.